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Kazakh President steps up purge of security agency after mass unrest; Pope calls for dialogue

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Almaty, KazakhstanReuters Kazakhstan’s President fired two more top security officials on Sunday after the worst unrest in three decades of post-Soviet independence and authorities said the situation was stabilising, with Russian-led troops guarding key facilities. The sacked officials were deputies to former intelligence chief Karim Massimov, who was arrested on suspicion of treason after violent […]

Ex-security chief arrested as Kazakhstan presses crackdown on unrest

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Almaty, KazakhstanReuters Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state security agency said on Saturday, as the former Soviet republic cracks down on a wave of unrest and starts to assign blame. The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the National Security Committee which he headed until he was […]